Men's Basketball Wins Season Opener, 92-61

Nov. 17, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Chad Prewitt had 21 points and Curtis Millage 16 asArizona State beat Stephen F. Austin 92-61 Saturday in the season opener forboth teams.

Awvee Storey scored 12 points and Shawn Redhage and Tommy Smith had 11 eachfor the Sun Devils.

Ben Hunt had 14 points and Percy Green 11 for Stephen F. Austin.

Arizona State had a 46-33 halftime lead and never let the Lumberjacks getcloser than 50-40 in the second half.

Sun Devils reserves Jonathan Howard and James Braxton teamed up to start a17-1 run that put the game out of the reach.

Howard threaded a pass to Braxton for an underneath layup that made it 58-45with 12:50 left in the game.

Twenty-two seconds later, Braxton assisted on a layup by Howard, who wasfouled and completed the three-point play.

In the next 3:36, Shawn Redhage scored five points and Prewitt three,capping the surge with a layup. At the same time, the Lumberjacks were going8:40 without a field goal as the game slipped away.

Prewitt, who scored 37 points in Arizona State's final exhibition game, had14 at halftime. He made a 3-pointer early on and scored six points during a17-4 surge that carried the Sun Devils to a 35-16 lead with 6:07 left in thehalf.

Millage scored seven straight points during that run.

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